Guesting on Lil Wayne’s new mixtape, Dedication 4, Nicki Minaj revealed that she plans to vote for the GOP in the upcoming federal election. “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney. You lazy b*tches is f*cking up the economy,” she raps in the song “Mercy.”
Then, in typical Nicki Minaj style, so went on to rhyme “economy” with “zombie.”
A lot of people are up in arms about this political endorsement, but why should anyone care? When did the political leanings of a rap star become something that matters? And when did the revelation that a rich person supports the Republican Party become news?
Sure, Minaj doesn’t exactly appear to live a lifestyle that’s congruent with the values espoused by the GOP. She appears to be very gay-friendly, drug-friendly and she certainly has no problem unleashing bizarre and profane verses in rap songs.
Ultimately, though, this is likely about money. Minaj is a millionaire by now and the Republican tax platform must look awfully appealing.
It also seems that Minaj has a bit of a personal beef with Barack Obama and his health care initiative. When she became frustrated at the health care her friend Yvette Wilson (star of Moesha) received after being diagnosed with cancer (she later died), Minah tweeted the following series of messages to the POTUS:
And had to raise [insert dollar] for her MEDS—>> RT@sponfulofsass Oh no Yvette Wilson passed away from cancer tonight. God Bless her. ((
Whats sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov’t was probably taking millions. On her death bed tho, #Nowheretobefound.
RT @Nickk_maraj The fact that money had to be raised for her medical expenses when she obviously couldn’t prevent this
That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do?
@BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir